Sassi di Matera Living Nativity Scene
From December 7th to January 6th, 2019. Sassi di Matera Living Nativity Scene in three sessions.
The 8th edition of Sassi di Matera Living Nativity Scene, one of the most anticipated and evocative events in Basilicata, takes place in 5 sessions. The first one is scheduled from December 7th to December 9th; the second one on December 15 and December 16; the third one on December 22 and December 23, the fourth one from December 28th to December 30th, and the last one from January 4th to Jannuary 6th, 2019
The event is held in the famous “Sassi”, ancient cave dwellings situated in the old town of Matera. They have been used in many Christian-themed films, including The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964) and The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson, 2004).
Six scenes (Annunciation, Sanhedrin, Market, Ancient Trades, Herod’s court, Nativity) are performed in the city centre, creating an emotional atmosphere.
Thanks to Gruppo Storico Romano’s performers, the daily life of Judea under Roman rule lives again.
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